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6 Simple Sustainable Practices for the Eco-Conscious Homeowner

You might not know it, but the everyday choices we make in our lives affect the environment. From what we buy, what we eat, and how we dispose of them, there are a lot of things we do that can positively or negatively impact the environment. Today, more and more people are getting conscious of their purchasing choices and are adopting eco-conscious practices at home to do their part for our planet. Incorporating sustainable practices into your home is a rewarding journey both for the planet and your personal space. Want to do your part? Here are six sustainable practices you can do in style.

Switch to Energy-Efficient Lighting

Apart from setting the mood and ambiance, lighting can also make or break your home's energy efficiency. Choose LED lights for your home's lighting; they cut down on power usage and last longer. During the day, take advantage of natural light and consider solar-powered outdoor lights.

Conserve Water

A critical aspect of sustainable living is reducing your water consumption. You can do this with simple actions like turning the tap off while brushing your teeth or only running washing machines and dishwashers with full loads to maximize water consumption. Go with plants that don’t need that much watering or set up a greywater system to reuse water from the showers and sinks.

Invest in Quality not Quantity

In 2017, there was a total of 12.2 million tons of furniture waste with 80.2% ending up in landfills. The culture of “fast furniture” has led to increased furniture waste due to low-cost and low-quality products that don’t last long. When buying furniture, always choose quality. Opting for quality over quantity means choosing furniture that doesn’t just look good but is built to last, reducing the cycle of waste and consumption. Think of it as a small investment that will last you for years and end up saving you more money.


DIY projects are a fantastic way to reduce environmental impact. Instead of buying new furniture, why not try your hand at DIY? With a bit of creativity, you can create DIY furniture masterpieces with any material you choose. Another option is to up-cycling and re-purposing old furniture. It gives new life to items that might otherwise end up in a landfill and adds a personal touch to your space.

Supporting Eco-Friendly Brands

If DIY isn’t your thing, purchasing from brands that care for the environment is a great way to promote sustainability. PIPE DECOR® believes that furniture can be both sophisticated and sustainable. Our RESTORE line of solid wood tabletops, shelves, desktops, and benchtops, are made from lumber collected after forest fires or acquired through preventative deforestation to reduce the severity of future fires.

Implement a Zero-Waste Strategy:

Embrace the philosophy of reducing, reusing, and recycling to minimize waste. Composting, using cloth over plastic, and finding new uses for old items can dramatically decrease your environmental footprint.

Integrating sustainable practices at home is an ongoing process that evolves with our lifestyles. Every small action contributes to a larger positive impact on our environment. By integrating these sustainable practices into your daily life, you’re not just conserving resources, you’re also paving the way for a healthier planet and a more mindful way of living.


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